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imageGroups sue California over project's failure to protect salmon, other fish
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by Dan Bacher
DWR’s deception included omitting the One-Tunnel Delta Conveyance Project from its list of more than 40 cumulative water supply, management, and quality projects and actions in the Draft EIR.” Bob Wright, senior counsel for Friends of the River, called DWR’s failure to mention the Delta Tunnel project in the EIR as “ridiculously absurd.”...
Posted: Sat May 2, 2020 6:45PM
imageMay Day Car Caravan in Fresno
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by Peter Maiden
May Day Car Caravan in Fresno...
Posted: Fri May 1, 2020 11:12PM
imageState Water Contractors sue California over incidental take permit for endangered fish
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by Dan Bacher
"We note that with the filing of this latest lawsuit, the State Water Contractors have joined Westlands Water district and the Metropolitan Water District in pronouncing the voluntary agreement process dead,” said John McManus, President of the Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA)....
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:22PM
textPandemic in Poor Country by Michelle Ann Stanton
How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Small Businesses in the Restaurant Industry in Lake County, California...
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:51PM
calendarPress Conference: Rancho Cordova PD Stop Beating Our Children
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by Black Lives Matter Sacramento
7-Eleven (Rancho Cordova, CA) 10246 Mills Station Rd Rancho Cordova, California 95670...
Event Date: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:57AM
imageCalifornia files legal claims challenging Trump's water plan
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by Dan Bacher
In the filing, Attorney General Becerra argues that a preliminary injunction is necessary to prevent “immediate and irreversible harm” to California's ecosystem, particularly to California’s endangered Delta smelt, longfin smelt, and threatened steelhead trout....
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:20PM
imageAs Oil Prices Plunge, Fracking and Oil Drilling Expands Under Gov. Newsom
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by Dan Bacher
“It just doesn’t make any sense to approve fracking permits in the state of California now,” said Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. “It’s clear that it’s time to sunset fossil fuels and effect a just transition to a new energy economy. We should end fracking right now and phase out oil and gas production in the state in a rational, managed way. We should not be issuing new permits for oil and gas drilling.”...
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:58PM
imageLCLAA Demand Full Staffing Of Cal/OSHA To Protect Farmworkers & Essential Workers
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by LCLAA Sacramento
Labor Council For Latin American Advancement has called on Governor Newsom to protect farmworkers, their families and all essential workers. They want the hiring of 1,000 inspectors and 500 educators...
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:25PM
imageFeinstein implores Newson to collaborate with Trump to weaken fish protections
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by Dan Bacher
“It is imperative that California not only stand up to the Trump administration to protect our water supply, but also restore our rivers and protect our drinking water quality with regulations that are guided by science, not politic,” said Regina Chichizola, co-director of Save California Salmon....
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:50PM
calendarCar Rally to #FreeThemAll in Yuba Detention
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by Close the Camps, Empty the Cages!
Yuba County Jail 215 5th St. Marysville, CA...
Event Date: Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:00AM
Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:17PM
imageCoalition slams Newsom administration for approving 24 new fracking permits
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by Dan Bacher
The issuing of new fracking permits took place less than two months after Consumer Watchdog and the FracTracker Alliance reported that the total number of oil and gas well permits issued in 2019 under the Newsom Administration rivals the number issued during the last year in office of former Governor Jerry Brown....
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:56PM
imageCommission teleconference that descended into chaos rescheduled for April 15
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by Dan Bacher
“I’m passionate about fishing myself,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “And I am getting inundated by people who are concerned that we’ve canceled the fishing season. That is not the case. We are not canceling the fishing season in the state of California. We just want to delay, not deny that season.”...
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:51PM
imageCalifornia regulators approve new fracking permits during COVID-19 epidemic
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by Dan Bacher
The increase in oil and gas drilling permits in recent years, including fracking operations — and fact that California has no health and safety setbacks like many other states do — is a result of the millions of dollars every year that WSPA and oil companies spend every year on lobbying state officials, including the Governor’s Office and state regulatory agencies, as well as the many millions spent by the oil industry on campaign contributions to politicians and campaign committees....
Posted: Sat Apr 4, 2020 7:18PM
imageGovernor Newsom Issues Moratorium on Water Shutoffs to Homes, Small Businesses
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by Dan Bacher
In a statement, Alexandra Nagy, Food & Water Action California Director, lauded Newsom for making the “common sense decision” to halt water shutoffs in California. “We’re very pleased that Governor Newsom has made the common-sense decision to halt water shutoffs in the state while we confront this overwhelming public health crisis. He must also ensure that water is restored to every home where it was previously cut off....
Posted: Fri Apr 3, 2020 12:50PM
imageNo New Water Diversion Plans When Public Cannot Participate
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by Dan Bacher
A petition against the Delta Tunnel is at https://www.change.org/p/gavin-newsom-gov-newsom-water-is-life and talking points are at californiasalmon.org....
Posted: Thu Apr 2, 2020 11:26AM
imageAs Delta smelt nears extinction, CDFW issues incidental take permit for endangered fish
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by Dan Bacher
The incidental take permit was issued as the Delta smelt, once the most abundant species on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, continues its steep slide towards extinction. For the second year in a row, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in its annual fall midwater trawl survey in 2019 found zero Delta smelt during the months of September, October, November and December....
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2020 6:39PM
imageSacramento Police Have Arrested Unhoused People Seeking to Shelter in Place
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by Asantewaa Boykin, APTP
At a time when the entire State of California has been asked to shelter in place, unhoused populations remain unprotected, with nowhere to go, no house to shelter in, no sanitary supplies, and no means by which to honor social distancing requirements....
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:34PM
imageFresno Police Department Officers Assaulted Homeless Man
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by Mike Rhodes
The beating of this homeless man by the Fresno Police Department will be challenged. We will not tolerate this violation of our communities homeless population....
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:55PM
imageFishing and environmental groups ask court to block Trump's salmon killing water plan
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by Dan Bacher
After all of that, the federal fish and wildlife agencies state the new water diversion and pumping rules are “not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of habitat of such species.”...
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:10PM
imageStolen Legacy - Destruction of Negro Bar, California
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by Michael Harris
The sudden and untimely death of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr., "African Founding Father of California" sparked the ongoing challenge at Negro Bar, California....
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2020 6:11AM